Posts Tagged ‘Facebook’

Cool on the Nanticoke

June 17, 2012

I was reading Facebook this morning and Jan mentioned that it was 100 degrees.  I believe she lives in California.  My thoughts went back to those two years I lived in Martinez.  It was June when we arrived.  I had a seven month old and just realized I was pregnant.  The tiny house had no air conditioning.  How did we ever live through that?  It’s amazing what you can live through when you are young.  I sometimes wonder.  Would I have stayed if my husband had paid even half the attention that he paid to his friends to his own children?   Well.  That was long ago and far away.  That book is finished.  How many books have I written since then?  And how many more are left in me?

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I Joined Facebook

September 16, 2009

 Someone mentioned that it was a good way to find people.  I wanted to contact my cousin’s daughters.  She died several years ago and I have an album of pictures that I would like to give them.  I found them when my mother died.  There was a box in her basement full of Nanny’s things, most of which were clothes.  There was also some albums.  One was filled with pictures of my cousins and their parents.  I thought that the girls would like them.  I found their addresses in one of my mother’s books, but I never heard anything.  My aunt, their grandmother,  was still alive, but the information she gave me didn’t do any good.  I found one name on Facebook.  It wasn’t her, but the woman was kind enough to reply.  I was feeling pretty sad, thinking these pictures are just sitting in a box here, that there is no one else to enjoy them.  My cousin had the most beautiful  eyes.  And I know one daughter and her granddaughter also had those eyes. 

I think I’ll look on Facebook for my other cousins.  Their parents moved to Florida about forty years ago and I have only seen one of them since then.  Maybe that will cheer me.  I got a message from one of my friends from high school.  She saw our guidance counsellor at the fair.  This man was so nice to me when I was having problems.  I truly believe that I would have quit school if it hadn’t been for him.  I feel better now.

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She’s not drunk.  She’s sound asleep.  But a cute kitten is good for my spirits.